Found September 05, 2012 on
UFC star Jon Jones has absorbed more hits against his reputation lately than he has in the cage.
But if "Bones" Jones had the chance to make his decision again, he would still tell UFC President Dana White that he wouldn't accept a replacement light heavyweight title defense on eight days' notice.
Jones was held responsible when the promotion scrapped the UFC 151 card that was set for Sept. 1. Light heavyweight contender Dan Henderson injured his knee leading up to the fight and Jones declined a replacement fight with Chael Sonnen.
White bashed Jones for refusing to accept the fight, calling the decision "selfish" and "disgusting."
UFC was forced to cancel a major card for the first time in his 11 years under White's control.
White said calling off the Las Vegas slate was one of his "all-time lows."
The 25-year-old Jones, one of UFC's brightest stars, said he had no regrets in turning down the fight. He has agreed to defe...
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After UFC president Dana White was forced to cancel the first Octagon event under his watch, White lambasted light heavyweight king Jon Jones (Pictured) for his reluctance to salvage UFC 151 by accepting a last-second scrap against Chael Sonnen.
White claimed he and UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta were “disgusted” with the 25-year-old superstar. While White is still far from pleased...
The great Ariel Helwani gets Jon Jones on the phone for an lengthy interview regarding the cancellation of UFC 151, Chael Sonnen, Dana White and more.[youtube]RcyrkZ0t190&![/youtube]
While most of the attention surrounding UFC 151′s cancellation centered around light heavyweight king Jon Jones’ decision to decline a last-second scrap against Chael Sonnen to salvage the September 1st show, the back page story involved the card’s lesser-known, lighter-paid fighters who were depending on the payday.
Thankfully for all of the athletes involved, every fight...